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  • New Callaway, Tiers and More Chambers Bay

    31 Jul 2015

    We've made some updates and fixes to the game, including the newest virtual golf balls from Callaway and more ways to experience Chambers Bay...

     

    Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls


    The newest golf balls from Callaway are now on WGT!

    Get the Chrome Soft virtual golf balls to add maximum control to your shots, plus distance, durability and a slower WGT swing meter.

    Unlocking at Level 33 and Level 43 in the WGT Pro Shop, and Level 37 and Level 53 with vapor trail to help trace your shots through the air.

     

    New Top Tiers

    There are two new WGT tiers: Champion and Tour Champion, for top players based on play and posted scores.

    Players that qualify will automatically be moved up to the Champion tier to compete.

     

    Play More Chambers Bay


    We’ve added more ways to play the newest WGT course, Chambers Bay.

    Play in new WGT Brackets on Chambers Bay to compete head-to-head against other players to win WGT Credits.

    Or play in paid Ready-Go tournaments where the top 30 of 50 players win credits.

     

    Other Fixes and Improvements

    Camera Control – We've turned back on camera control during the game whether it’s your turn or not, so you can change your camera view as needed

    Stand Bag Plus Club Selection – Fixed an issue that didn't allow players to change club sets within their Stand Bag Plus

    Stand Bag Plus Save Changes – Fixed an issue preventing some players to save changes to Stand Bag Plus inventory

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  • Team Yancy Goes to Chambers Bay

    24 Jul 2015

    The infamous WGT player YancyCan stopped by Chambers Bay recently to experience the action of this year's U.S. Open Championship.

    He was kind enough to share some words and photos with the WGT community, enjoy!

    Being residents (of an undisclosed location) within the Pacific Northwest, Yancy & Medford Mel were eager to see the course we had been playing on wgt.com. The 2015 U.S. Open was arguably the biggest sporting event ever held in this area of the United States. Fan enthusiasm was off the charts as people packed this unique course day after day, showing that golf is as popular here as anywhere in the states.

    When you enter the course gates, you find yourself looking down on what looks like some sort of outdoor sporting complex. Then the trains running by the Pacific Ocean, the remains of the sand mining operation, and the one lone tree helped to create a surreal experience.

    After it took 20 minutes to have Yancy's bag of paranormal explorer tools to clear security (the only thing confiscated was a spray can of Playboy VIP body spray), Team Yancy spent quite awhile just looking down at the spectacular view from above with fellow WGTer Fuzzygazz who was on a whirlwind tour of the Pacific Northwest.

    We finally decided on our walking route, and began our descent into the bay. Once we were down in the golf action, our plan was tossed aside and we simply tried to see as much of the course and golfers as possible. The only remaining goal being to visit the large concrete remnants of what was once a sand mining operation (allegedly).

    As you may have seen from TV coverage, Chambers Bay plays as tough as it does "virtually" on wgt.com. For us the chance to walk and watch PGA touring pros play a course in person that we had played online many, many times was an experience unlike any other.

    While we attended to see the course and the pros, we also had paranormal possibilities to explore at Chambers Bay. All the elements of Alien Colonization of Earth were there. There were trains running along an ocean & huge monolithic cement structures that most call "sand sifters" (aka time-portals) among other things. At this time we are not ready to discuss our paranormal conclusions, however we will reveal these things one by one in video format via our YouTube channel. Some of which are already available to view & by subscribing you can follow the research as its shared at: www.youtube.com/user/yancycan

    Sincerely, I am Yancy
    @TeamYancy

     

     

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  • Don't Miss Your Chance to Go to the 2016 Open

    23 Jul 2015

    Play the WGT Virtual Tour tournament this month for a chance to win a dream golf trip to the 2016 Open!

    Cure your Open Championship withdrawals by playing St Andrews yourself, free in the July Virtual Tour tournament, the Glenmorangie Challenge Qualifier.

    This month features special prizes from Glenmorangie, including real golf clubs and gear, AND a dream golf trip to the 2016 Open (with a round at St Andrews!) 

    To enter, just post your first round score by 7/26, then compete in the two single-play final rounds, 7/27-7/31.

    Play to Win

    Follow full WGT Virtual Tour coverage on Golf Channel, including online scores, virtual leaderboards, updates and even interviews with WGT players, just like the professional tours. See Golf Channel Coverage.

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  • Get this favorite before it's gone

    22 Jul 2015

    The TaylorMade Black R1 is BACK on WGT – but only for a limited time!

    This player-favorite virtual club adds serious style points to your game, plus more distance and forgiveness on your drives.

    The Black R1 is only here for a limited time, so don't miss out.

    Get the R1 now, available now in the WGT Pro Shop:

    • Unlocking at Level 11
    • Unlocking at Level 48
    • Unlocking at Level 93
    • And for top players, there's a new Black R1 unlocking at Level 99 available for the first time (but still just for a limited time!)

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  • And the 2015 Virtual U.S. Open Champion is...

    18 Jul 2015

    Congratulations to this year's Virtual U.S. Open Champion -- our first REPEAT champion -- Tour Legend poldimaier from Germany.

    As the 2014 Virtual U.S. Open Champion, poldimaier went in to this year's tournament as the player to beat, but with Championship round scores of 59, 56, 55 and 61 (total 231) that proved difficult for the field of 156 (plus ties) qualifiers.

    With final scores of 234, two more Germans round out the top three on the leaderboard, Tour Legends KonradOse (Germany) and Tasor (Germany).

    As this year's champion, poldimaier wins a grand prize trip for the second year in a row, for two to attend the 2016 U.S. Open Championship at Oakmont Country Club, as special guests of the USGA, plus a $500 gift card to USGAshop.com.

    Throughout the summer, WGT players competed on Chambers Bay in various Virtual U.S. Open tournaments hosted on WGT, experiencing the same challenges, triumphs and struggles as players did in this year's U.S. Open. Congratulations to all of the tournament leaderboard winners...

    Virtual U.S. Open Championship: poldimaier (Germany) - Aphrodite country club

    Virtual U.S. Open Front 9 Winner: JCOlson (USA) - Transgressional Country Club

    Virtual U.S. Open Back 9 Winner: JCOlson (USA) - Transgressional Country Club

    Virtual U.S. Open Championship Leaderboard

    Eligible leaderboard and sweepstakes winners win a $500 USGAshop.com Gift Card prize to spend on official USGA merchandise, plus a lucky sweepstakes winner for the Virtual U.S. Open Qualifier tournament will also win a grand prize trip to next year's U.S. Open.

     

    We're still confirming some of our sweepstakes winners, but will announce them all soon. Stay tuned...

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  • Special Virtual Tour Prizes This Month

    16 Jul 2015

    Play this month's WGT Virtual Tour tournament for a chance to win a trip to the 2016 Open!

    While you're watching The Open this week, play St Andrews for yourself in the July Virtual Tour tournament, the Glenmorangie Challenge Qualifier.

    And special this month, you will also be entered to win some great sweepstakes prizes from Glenmorangie, including real golf clubs and gear, and a dream golf trip to the 2016 Open (including a round at St Andrews!)

    To enter, just post your first round score by 7/26, then compete in the two single-play final rounds, 7/27-7/31.

    Play to Win

    Follow full WGT Virtual Tour coverage on Golf Channel, including online scores, virtual leaderboards, updates and even interviews with WGT players, just like the professional tours. See Golf Channel Coverage.

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  • WGT Community: Christmas in July Giveaway

    03 Jul 2015

    MrCaddie's "Christmas in July" is back on the WGT Forum!

    Last year, WGT player MrCaddie (+friends) hosted "Christmas in July" -- a variation on the "12 Days of Christmas," WGT community style.

    We're excited to announce that it's back and going on now! 

    This event is made possible by the WGT community and for the WGT community -- a way to share the love, give away virtual equipment and improve the game for deserving players. Here's a description from a "Santa..."

    "The '12 days of Christmas' and 'Christmas in July' events were started by MrCaddie as a way for some of us (Santas) to give back to the community. For the reason to help some of the new/old players that need a club or putter to make the game better for them. It's about the fun and friendships that this game brings to us."

    Be sure to check it out on the forum...you could be the lucky recipient of some awesome virtual gear!

    It's Christmas in July!

    See last year's giveaways...

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  • Tour Legend dansamcam Wins June Major

    01 Jul 2015

    Tour Legend dansamcam wins the Transamerica Championship, the Major and last tournament of the Apr-Jun WGT Virtual Tour quarterly season.

    With impressive rounds of 53, 54, 54 for a total 161 score, dansamcam led the field by one stroke over Tasor, followed by fmagnets (164), ladyluck87tinybo and cyberete (165).

    With this Major championship, dansamcam (Level 103 Tour Legend) also takes the #1 spot on the Apr-Jun Quarterly Season Leaderboard. He will compete with #2 finisher, fmagnets, in a final match streamed LIVE on the WGT Golf Twitch channel -- final date and time to be announced... The winner of this live match will become the Apr-Jun Quarterly Season Champion.

    Transamerica Championship Winners

    See full Transamerica Championship Leaderboards

     

    2015 Apr-Jun Season Leaderboard

    See full Apr-Jun Season Standings

     

    Virtual Tour July Tournament

    The Jul-Sep Quarterly Season kicks off this month with the Glenmorangie Challenge Qualifier tournament on St Andrews.

    Play the unlimited first round and post your score by 7/26, then compete in the final round 7/27-7/31 to determine your final score.

    The top 70 scores in each Pro and higher tier will split a total purse of 200,000 WGT Credits, that will count toward the Jul-Sep quarterly season leaderboard and determine final standings. 

    This month's tournament is also a qualifier for a separate, invite-only Championship event in August, hosted by Glenmorangie, open to the top 100 Legend and Tour Legend players only.

    Play July Major

    Follow full WGT Virtual Tour coverage on Golf Channel, including online scores, virtual leaderboards, updates and even interviews with WGT players, just like the professional tours. See Golf Channel Coverage.

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